There are a range of works and events ongoing and coming up in Southern Gold Coast over the next few months as we get set for the games. Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Cr Gail O'Neill. ..
Phil Villiers, former Destination Tweed CEO, has been appointed as the new Festival Manager for Cooly Rocks On, effective from early July.
Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Peter Doggett had the pleasure of attending a presentation ceremony at Kirra Hill Community Centre earlier in July to present Southern Cross University’s Rising Stars Scholarships. CSGC sponsored two scholarships awarded to local high school students. ..
Over 400 guests attended the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner in May this year to raise funds and awareness in support of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Animals with Attitude and Gala Dinner events successfully raised over $80,000 profit for the Foundation, but there is still a way to go to reach their target of $1 million a year to continue their fantastic work. ..
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Loren Restaurant and Café at Tugun is now providing chef-prepared takeaway meals for easy weeknight or weekend dinners. The takeaway menu includes Lasagna, Cannelloni filled with ricotta Cavolo Nero & pumpkin, Oxtail ragu or Beef cheek ragu slow cooked in chianti, Minestrone soup and Polpette (veal and pork meatballs). ..
Beaches on Kirra, in the landmark Kirra Surf building, has new owners. With a long and passionate history in food and beverage, husband and wife Bec and Scott Roworth have been putting their stamp on the venue for the past few months. ..
Outrigger Twin Towns Resort on the border of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads is expected to change management at the end of June 2015. Hawaii-based Outrigger will be replaced by Mantra, now the largest Australian based hotel and resort marketer and operator. ..
The newly commissioned Southern Gateway Advisory Committee has commenced, an initiative of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins. The much anticipated committee has met for the first time and announced Drew Steptoe, CEO of the Kirra Beach Hotel, as the inaugural chair.
Drew will chair the group, joined by Cr Robbins, Mayor Tom Tate and Gail O’Neill, President of the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce, as standing members of the committee. ..
Tourism Australia have announced the Gold Coast will host to the 2016 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). It will be the first time ATE has been held in the region, fitting in with TA’s emphasis on the international marketing of the country's aquatic and coastal tourism experiences. ..
Two new craft breweries are flagged to open in the bourgeoning Currumbin Industrial Park later this year. ..
Concrete Lines Skate Shop has relocated from Tweed to Coolangatta with a brand new flagship store at The Strand, featuring an extensive range of skateboards, longboards, clothing, shoes and accessories, set to lift the profile of skateboarding retail on the Gold Coast. ..
National fundraiser Melanoma March was successfully hosted on the Southern Gold Coast at The Strand at Coolangatta on Sunday 22 March. This was the first time the walk had been brought to Coolangatta at The Strand, assisted by CSGC, raising over $15,000 dollars for research into the deadly disease. ..
Highly acclaimed customer service guru, Martin Grunstein, returned to the Southern Gold Coast in April, presenting new ways of thinking in his entertaining and motivational seminar “The Future of Business” at the Currumbin RSL. ..
Stage One of The Strand at Coolangatta, formerly Showcase on the Beach, opened on Tuesday night with a grand opening for the new Woolworths Coolangatta. Woolworths is the first major tenant to open in Stage One of the $60 million centre redevelopment, with more construction underway on the Level 1 Dining Precinct and 300-seat Restaurant Court, which will have spectacular views over the ocean at Coolangatta. ..
A local resident of Currumbin Valley for 30 years, Arno Schilling is a talent in a field of his own – possibly the only person in Australia to exhibit such skill in hand carving wooden masterpieces. Born in the German city of Karlsruhe, home of the automobile inventor Karl Benz, Arno moved to Australia as a young man, building homes in Melbourne. Before long, he and his wife Trudi moved to the Gold Coast in 1969 to be closer to family, where Arno’s real artistic career began. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au was launched by CSGC CEO Peter Doggett with the help of Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins on Friday 8 August at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club. ..
With the Gold Coast Light Rail, the G:, launching in July, there are some notable changes to the public transport network right across the city which will affect the Southern Gold Coast. CSGC facilitated a public information session with Translink at the Tugun SLSC last month to advise of changes to our network. ..